A lot of people feel as though they have no experience when they want to work from home. Some may never have held a job before and indeed have no traditional work experience. Others may be concerned about their lack of experience in working from home.

A lack of experience doesn’t mean you can’t work from home. It means you need to figure out what kind of work you are qualified to do.

First and foremost, don’t expect employers to be after you for any work at home position when you don’t have any relevant work experience. They get tons of applications from people who aren’t qualified, and some from people who are qualified. Which group do you think they’ll look at first?

Second, you may not have experience in the kinds of jobs you know can be done from home, such as data entry, customer service or transcription. That doesn’t mean all hope is lost. It means you need to look at the kinds of work you can do.

The main thing to remember is that there’s more to working at home than finding a list of employers and applying for jobs. You can do freelance work. You can set up an online business. You can go really traditional and start a daycare or other home based business.

The better your choice matches your skills, the better chance you have of success with any of these. It’s going to be a real struggle to write for websites if your writing skills aren’t that great, yet writing is one of the easiest ways to get paid online for many people. There are a lot of websites that will pay you a small amount per article you write for them, so long as it meets basic criteria.

There must be something you know more about than other people do. How can you translate that into a way to work at home? That’s your challenge.

You probably will need to pick up new skills no matter which kind of work you do. If you decide to start a website about your hobby, you need to learn to create the website, write for it, market it and earn money from it. With most hosting companies offering one click installation of programs such as WordPress, it’s not too hard to get a basic site up. The big challenge comes in making money from it.

If working from home is what you want to do, you can’t let your lack of experience stop you. Figure out what it is you want to do and find a way to do it. Success may not come right away, but when has it ever? There must be something you can do well enough to at least try to earn money from home.